The Characterization of a Slurry Explosive--Teledet
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPONSYSTEMS LAB
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A series of safety and performance tests were conducted on the slurry explosive Teledet. This and additional data generated by other agencies have been compiled to characterize this slurry explosive as a potential candidate for military use. Comparisons were made relative to safety, performance and cost with other explosive materials. The most favorable features of Teledet are its good safety characteristics, good chemical and thermal stability for a slurry explosive, easy emplacement, and the ability to propagate in small diameters. The features that may detract are the metal acceleration capability which is about 75 that of TNT, the separation of ingredients in low-viscosity Teledet, the inherent limitations with any slurry explosive, and the higher cost, relative to other slurry explosives.
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